Man accused of pointing gun at 14-year-old

by: Tom Jones Updated:

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JONESBORO, Ga. —

A man is behind bars, accused of pointing a gun at 14-year-old boy as the boy walked to his bus stop.

The boy's mother says her neighbor, Jermethes Bonjovi Evans, 29, threatened to shoot her when she confronted him. Evans now faces aggravated assault and cruelty to children charges.

Evans' past criminal history is why the judge couldn't give him a bond.

"Our records show you are presently on probation," Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Richard Brown told Evans during his first appearance hearing.

Clayton County police said as a mother watched her son head to the school bus from her second-floor window at the Oak Run Apartments Wednesday morning, she noticed him duck and scurry away.

The mother said that's when she saw Evans pointing a gun at her son as he ran away. She said she came outside and confronted Evans, and that's when he cursed her out and told her he would shoot her, too.

The mother called 911. Police said when they arrived, Evans refused to come out of his apartment and cursed officers, telling them to leave

Officers said Evans eventually came out and said he had done nothing wrong.

Police said once they got inside Evans' apartment, they found a .38-caliber handgun hidden in-between seat cushions. They said they also found nearly 40 rounds of ammunition, a bullet on the floor and three suspected bundles of marijuana.

Police said when they booked Evans at the jail, they found a .38-caliber bullet in his front pocket.

Neighbors said there is always some kind of ruckus at Evans' apartment.

Channel 2's Tom Jones called the boy's mother for a comment but was unable to reach her.

Police said there was a shooting at Evans' apartment a week ago. Officers said they couldn't locate a victim but noticed Evans is now wearing a black brace and has a fresh wound on his ankle.